Mayo Clinic Health Library Article

 Back to Health Library
Have a black eye? Here's what to do

Have a black eye? Here's what to do

Most black eye injuries aren't serious. The discoloration is caused by bleeding under the skin around the eye. To take care of a black eye: Gently apply a cold pack or a cloth filled with ice to the area around your eye. Don't press on your eye. Repeat several times a day for one to two days. Seek medical care immediately if you have vision problems, severe pain, or bleeding in your eye or from your nose.

2014-12-16

Find a physician

or Need Help Finding a Physician

Upcoming Events

Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Wed, Feb 21, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM More
Diabetes Screening
Thu, Feb 22, 2018 - 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM More
Body Awareness
Thu, Feb 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM More
View all Events >>